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74. ORLEN Rally Poland 2017

WRC #8WRC 2 #8WRC Trophy #8JWRC #3WRC 3 #8
29. 6. – 2. 7. 2017, Mikołajki • Polski Związek Motorowy • gravel 318.74 km - (cancelled 6.52 km) • total distance including road sections - 1422.63 km • Other years

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SS23
#5
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"I'm really happy. We've been strong in the last couple of rallies. Our main goal was to catch points on Ogier and we've done two events in a row. Closing up the gap is a good achievement. He's still the man to beat. For the last five rallies we've had to battle until the very last part of event stage. It was really, really tough. Here I was happy to finish the last stage a bit more relaxed with a bigger margin. The end of the championship will be really interesting and tough."
#4
flagPaddon Hayden - Marshall Sebastian
"A big relief. It feels like a win. You have no idea how hard this year has been. Huge thanks to the team, they've been really patient. This takes a lot of pressure off."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"The [front splitter] lip was damaged so the car is not at the optimum. I'm just happy to finish. Not a deserved podium, but that's how it is sometimes and you have to take it. I'm sorry for Ott, he did a fantastic job, super quick. Such as shame it ended like this for him."
#6
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"I can be positive, fourth place is good and I'm happy to score good manufacturers and drivers points. But for me, fourth is not what I expected. I want more, for next rally I will try to do my best."
#15
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"I don't know what happened, I lost the rear - in the same place as Tanak I think - but I was able to keep the car on the road. Very disappointing to make a mistake in the last stage. "
#9
flagLefebvre Stéphane - Moreau Gabin
"I think this has been the best rally of my career so far! Thanks to my team and my engineer. I'm very happy. I have a good confidence with the car."
#14
flagØstberg Mads - Fløene Ola
"Not a perfect stage but I enjoyed the jump at the end."
#10
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
"I had good focus for this stage, but there was a little rain at the beginning and it was more slippery than I though. I went wide and lost some speed there. If the rain keeps going maybe it will be more difficult for the guys behind. Despite the retirement it has been a great weekend in many ways. The car and the speed have been good."
#7
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Jæger Anders
"We gave it a go. This stage is much more enjoyable with better grip. A clean stage and I'm happy to end the rally like this."
#8
flagBreen Craig - Martin Scott
"This rally has been one of the most difficult of my life. We all worked hard but it's been tough. This rally has knocked my confidence. I have a big test now before Finland - I must remember [the podium] we got there last year."
SS22
#40
flagGilbert Quentin - Jamoul Renaud
"Okay, one stage to go. The podium was what I wanted here."
#31
flagTidemand Pontus - Andersson Jonas
"I'm satisfied. It's been a tough event and second place would be good for the championship. Ole Christian has done very well. I always knew he was quick, but he has been consistent too. I'm happy. If I can manage to take this to the finish It will be good."
#34
flagVeiby Ole Christian - Skjærmoen Stig Rune
"It's been a very great rally so far. Now just one stage to go. If we finish like this it will be the greatest high point in my career."
#5
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"One more stage to go. I took it quite calm in here compared to this morning. I felt well. I won't push on the Power Stage. There is no need to take risks."
#4
flagPaddon Hayden - Marshall Sebastian
"I'm sorry for Ott, it was a big battle there. He's obviously got the speed and it's going to be a big fight in Finland. We're just tying to have a clean rally. One more stage to go."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"Yeah, into a field. Really strange, in a fast corner the rear just snapped and kicked me off into a field. I have to go..."
#6
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"Puncture - like yesterday it happened in the ruts, 3km from the end."
#15
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"An okay time. Not the best, but in the ruts our sump guard was touching the ground a lot."
#9
flagLefebvre Stéphane - Moreau Gabin
"Better, but the ride height was wrong - we touched the sump guard a lot. Now we focus on the last stage. I think points are possible."
#3
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
"Quite rough but drier than I expected. All in all not so bad."
#7
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Jæger Anders
"We pushed hard now. Let's see what the other guys can do but that's pretty much the maximum for the moment."
#11
flagHänninen Juho - Lindström Kaj
"Quite deeps ruts, no big surprise. Maybe the next one will be the same?"
#8
flagBreen Craig - Martin Scott
"A hell of a lot easier than the first pass. It's dried up a lot."
SS21
#2
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"It happened in the only muddy place in the forest. I hit a bank with the rear and it pulled the front into a tree. That's it. You need to push hard if you want to win."
#5
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"I'm sorry for him. He did an unbelievable rally. Many people in here told me he was going to go off so I took it steady in here and I managed. It feels good."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"For sure we are not pushing. The only place we will is the Power Stage."
#6
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"Slippery as hell."
#9
flagLefebvre Stéphane - Moreau Gabin
"My fault - we worked on the car before the stage. The tools were under my feet - I lost my concentration."
#15
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
stalled on start
#14
flagØstberg Mads - Fløene Ola
"I liked the jump! Difficult conditions though. Some big moments - even though I was on the safe side. I'm glad I'm not pushing to the limit."
#7
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Jæger Anders
"No grip in a braking [zone] and I just went straight. It was so slippery. I thought I braked early but I was just sliding."
#8
flagBreen Craig - Martin Scott
'That's actually not so bad. I made a few changes beforehand. I don't know if it was those or the road conditions that made the difference but I had a bit more confidence."
SS20
#34
flagVeiby Ole Christian - Skjærmoen Stig Rune
"Today's tactic is just to stay on the road. I was very careful in here, hopefully not too careful, but I was almost off the road twice. Let's see how Pontus does. Hopefully it should be fine."
#10
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
"Very demanding at the start. An amazing job from Ott - I take my hat off to him. We are in a different position - only the Power Stage to fight for."
#5
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"It's okay. I didn't take any risks in this one. Fast and smooth. I could have done more but in these conditions I didn't want to go off. I will continue in my rhythm and let's see where it gets us."
#2
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"I tried my best but it was so slippery. In many places I was lucky to get back in the lines just in time."
#4
flagPaddon Hayden - Marshall Sebastian
"I'm taking it really easy, almost like a recce. Keeping it neat and tidy. Those guys behind are in for an exciting ride. It will be interesting see what happens."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"Super tricky, some corners absolutely no grip. Not the best conditions to be fighting for the win. And I'm pushing too, I'm not completely safe, Dani is close behind."
#6
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"It was very slippery and muddy, very easy to make a mistake."
#15
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"Crazy stage. No grip at all. The last part was better. The time was okay."
#9
flagLefebvre Stéphane - Moreau Gabin
"Very slippy. I tried to push but nearly went off in the second corner. After that I was more calm."
#14
flagØstberg Mads - Fløene Ola
"Quite nice, a clean dry line, I enjoyed it,"
#3
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
"Completely undriveable at the beginning. I just had to get it through."
#7
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Jæger Anders
"We had a moment near the start and we nearly slipped off. After that I lost the confidence - I was too cautious."
#11
flagHänninen Juho - Lindström Kaj
"It's difficult to describe. The first part is nothing like driving a rally. So slippery - oy oy! It will be interesting on the second pass through. On Friday we thought it couldn't get any worse..."
#8
flagBreen Craig - Martin Scott
"Horrific. Really, really slippery. Worse even than we saw on Friday. I had a couple of moments early on and they really knocked my confidence."
SS18
#2
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"It was difficult on the big jump. I tried to be very very clean with no mistakes. That's the best I can do. Tomorrow anything is possible."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"There is some kind of engine thing we are working on. It is not stable, let's say, but it's working more often than it's not."
#4
flagPaddon Hayden - Marshall Sebastian
"It was probably the most difficult stage of the loop but still we had an enjoyable day overall."
#15
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"We are not fast in the ruts. I need to think about how I can be faster in them tomorrow."
#6
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
front-left puncture
#9
flagLefebvre Stéphane - Moreau Gabin
"Something is not working well with the rear diff. I do not take big risks."
#14
flagØstberg Mads - Fløene Ola
Part of his sump guard is hanging down. "A bit of a distraction, but I think it's just noisy and nothing serious."
#3
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
"Still not ideal for us in here - too sandy. It is what it is..."
#7
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Jæger Anders
"Generally the feeling is getting better and better, but I have destroyed my front splitter here so it's more difficult to drive."
#8
flagBreen Craig - Martin Scott
"It's hard to get the confidence back again. I'm trying to build it stage-by-stage but it's not easy opening the road. Still a lot of room for improvement. I don't feel I'm at 50 per cent of what I can do."
SS17
#31
flagTidemand Pontus - Andersson Jonas
"It exploded in a corner 10km before the end. Maybe something I hit. That's life."
#34
flagVeiby Ole Christian - Skjærmoen Stig Rune
"I don't believe it. I didn't hit anything. It happened after 7km. I pushed on and had a few moments."
#5
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"We saw Ogier with problems too so we need to keep up the push - a win is possible."
#2
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"It's very risky. It's very difficult. What can we do?"
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"We are fighting a little bit. There is something wrong on the engine. We had to do some work. Now all is fine I hope."
#4
flagPaddon Hayden - Marshall Sebastian
"It didn't feel so good here. Trying to make too many corrections in the ruts."
#6
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"I make a big mistake in a hairpin - I arrived flat out! I knew the place very well - I just tried to brake later."
#15
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"I was too careful in the ruts. Last year I was here in an R5 car. In this car I can go much faster in them."
#9
flagLefebvre Stéphane - Moreau Gabin
"I tried to keep the maximum right to the end - I touched some grass in the last corner. It's okay. A strong day."
#14
flagØstberg Mads - Fløene Ola
"Not rough but a lot of deep lines. You are not really driving. It's a bit dodgy."
#3
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
"Definitely better. Probably the best stage of the loop for us. The most abrasive."
#8
flagBreen Craig - Martin Scott
"Not so bad. The car was fine in this stage [no cutting out]. I'm getting good experience of being first on the road for the future. Big ruts but no rocks."
SS16
#2
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"It just flew off. I saw Jari-Matti parked on the road side."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"No punctures this time. A nice stage, not so rough as the first one."
#6
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"Unbelievable stage. Flat out everywhere. A big push!"
#11
flagHänninen Juho - Lindström Kaj
"I had a slow puncture halfway in the previous stage. This was okay, not as rough as I expected."
#9
flagLefebvre Stéphane - Moreau Gabin
"I was a bit surprised in a places."
#14
flagØstberg Mads - Fløene Ola
"Beautiful stage. I enjoyed it. Dark clouds now, a few drops of rain on the windscreen."
#3
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
"Not so bad. A lot more enjoyable to drive in the afternoon. A few spots of rain in there."
#7
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Jæger Anders
"Better. We raised the car so the ride height was correct. I have to say I'm happy - a clean stage for us."
#8
flagBreen Craig - Martin Scott
"A small electrical problem, the car cut out and I had to restart it. Very strange."
SS15
#5
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"I tried to push a bit in here. The car felt good, the road is very rough but I feel comfortable. Now I have to continue."
#2
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"The fight [with Neuville] is enjoyable but the roads are extremely difficult. It's so hard to understand where the rough places are. The grip is consistently high."
#10
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
"The car feels better but I can't tell you what I've done. A scary moment less than 1km before the finish when I went sideways in a rut - I thought it was going to roll."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"Certainly better than this morning. Well done to the team, they have done fantastic job and now we are back to normal speed."
#4
flagPaddon Hayden - Marshall Sebastian
"Just trying to enjoy it. There's quite a big gap ahead and behind us. No point trying be a hero."
#15
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"That's a good thing. It was clean, but difficult to drive flat out in the ruts - you can lose it really easily."
#14
flagØstberg Mads - Fløene Ola
"Exactly the same same set-up as before. We were a bit afraid of the rain. The car felt quite soft in here."
#3
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
"A lot better than the morning. We are a lot closer to where we want to be. All okay. We're going to keep on getting the car round, and hoping for some dry conditions later."
#7
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Jæger Anders
"Conditions are much better now. There are lots of ruts that we can use to our advantage. We could have used them more but I didn't want to risk a puncture. A little bit give and take."
#8
flagBreen Craig - Martin Scott
"The stage looks okay, manky dry but some of the ruts and bits and bobs were tricky. We made a couple of small changes in service. I was a bit lost before."
SS14
#4
flagPaddon Hayden - Marshall Sebastian
"Seb's struggling a bit without the front aero, and that's a chance for us to pull ahead. I'm enjoying throwing the car around a bit."
#5
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"Now I start pushing a bit more. I get the feeling Ott wont give up. The time is great. In the car it's okay but you have to be brave in places. I hope it stays dry this afternoon, If it's wet it will be a disaster."
#2
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"Pushing to the maximum. The last split was extreme. Using all of the road and a lot more."
#10
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
"I had a big, big attack here because the ruts are not so bad."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"It's really bad to drive without the aero. In a couple of jumps we were completely flying with no control - that's when you realise how important it is."
#15
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"Better. A clean run without mistakes. Better than earlier. Still a few things we can improve."
#3
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
"A lot more mud in here than the previous stages. A bit of time loss with a stall in a chicane."
#7
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Jæger Anders
"I lifted in a section I had been practicing on video so much! I missed a junction, went into a field and through an electric fence."
SS13
#5
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"I lost time on the previous stage with a small moment where Mikkelsen went off. Here I pushed well, but the road is getting more and more dirty and slippery on the Tarmac section."
#2
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"Very clean but the road is getting extremely soft now - hard to find the line."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"We were unlucky. We picked up a slow puncture in the first stage, then another 1km into the next one. Then 1km before the end, when the tyre was off the rim, I spun and hit a step and lost even more. The car is not fine now. I miss the front bumper and lots of down force."
#4
flagPaddon Hayden - Marshall Sebastian
"A better day when the conditions are more even. A bit more aggression in there - I thought I'd give [co-driver] Seb a good ride because the All Blacks just lost to the Lions."
#15
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"Not really happy. Small things that we hope we can change for the next loop."
#6
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"It didn't feel so bad. I felt good in the stage. Happy with the car. I enjoyed,"
#11
flagHänninen Juho - Lindström Kaj
"I need to stay on the high revs with the engine, we know what to do."
#7
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Jæger Anders
" I'm more and more happy. The stage is completely dry and cleaning a lot."
#8
flagBreen Craig - Martin Scott
"A couple of small silly mistakes in junctions but it's nice to have some consistency again. A good base to work from. We changed a lot of things on the car in service last night and it just works today."
SS12
#43
flagAndolfi Fabio - Fenoli Manuel
went off. He got back on again but slowed three cars behind.
#2
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"Very slippery and we went off into a field. We were very lucky."
#4
flagPaddon Hayden - Marshall Sebastian
"I'm enjoying it a lot more today. Difficult to gauge the right speed in the muddy sections but I enjoyed it. We're pushing on at a good speed."
#15
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"No mistakes. Quite clean driving. The plan is to continue like this and try to improve my driving. More stage wins? Hopefully..."
#14
flagØstberg Mads - Fløene Ola
"It's difficult to say where the best place in the start order is - a bit further back I expect."
#7
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Jæger Anders
"I went off just after the beginning. There was a bank before a corner, I couldn't turn in and went off into a field. I'm surprised I didn't lose more time!"
#8
flagBreen Craig - Martin Scott
"I struggled a bit now and then. Soft, slippery and wet in some places and sometimes I didn't have the confidence to push on."
SS11
#5
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"A good feeling. The car is behaving nicely and stage conditions are okay. I hit a small rock on the inside and for a moment I was hoping we didn't puncture. We have to investigate but so far it looks okay."
#2
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"The car is far too soft - we have to make it stiffer."
#10
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
"This stage I can tell you is a tricky one! Very fast and narrow between the trees. If you do a mistake it's the end of the game straightaway. You must be focused."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"We tried. Not a bad stage for us but Hayden was fast..."
#4
flagPaddon Hayden - Marshall Sebastian
"The car feels good but I lost the feeling with the brake pedal about halfway through - I had to pump it a bit towards the end."
#6
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"It's all about pace notes in here. I try to do my best. "
#9
flagLefebvre Stéphane - Moreau Gabin
"I tried to push but I was too cautious. I lose some seconds."
#3
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
"We're closer for sure. The feeling is better but still not great."
#7
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Jæger Anders
"Very different from yesterday. An okay stage. A new test, so I'm trying to discover it a bit. Happy enough. The car feels really nice in these conditions,"
#8
flagBreen Craig - Martin Scott
"I feel a lot more comfortable with the car. Not such a nervous feeling all the time. It wiil take a while to build the speed but the confidence is starting to go in the right way."
SS9
#34
flagVeiby Ole Christian - Skjærmoen Stig Rune
"A really, really good day for us. One stage to go and hopefully I will lead at the end of day one. I like these stages. An enjoyable day."
#31
flagTidemand Pontus - Andersson Jonas
"I need to find the balance between fighting and safety."
#15
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"In the end I missed a junction and needed to reverse. A small mistake in the muddy braking. The afternoon loop has been good. Tomorrow I need to continue our good work without mistakes."
#7
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Jæger Anders
"Very deep ruts. And I noticed a puncture on the start so I was careful in every left-hand corner not to take the tyre off the rim."
#8
flagBreen Craig - Martin Scott
"I just want to get back to service now and have a reset. My plan for tomorrow? Do better."
#11
flagHänninen Juho - Lindström Kaj
"Not satisfied, we are losing quite a lot. We know what to do tomorrow - today I was too low on the second pass."
#4
flagPaddon Hayden - Marshall Sebastian
" I'm looking forward hopefully to some drier weather tomorrow so we can enjoy these stages."
#3
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
"We know it's just down to what we have available on the day. We have to get through it and wait for our day."
#6
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"It's still quite slippery but definitely better than this morning. Feels more "normal" now."
#10
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
"The afternoon I'm struggling in the ruts. I can't get the car to turn in. I haven't tested this car enough in these conditions."
#2
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"It's still Friday so I'm not on the limit. Some extreme conditions this afternoon so no need to go all out for the moment."
#5
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"We are suffering with our road position. Okay, we gained a bit in the morning but we lose in the afternoon. When I push the car behaves well. I've done a good stage."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"Like the whole afternoon I'm on the limit. I pushed as hard as I can. We have to analyse why, but I can't go faster. I was hoping for better today but the conditions in the afternoon didn't help me."
SS8
#15
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"At the beginning it was good but later I was sliding a lot in the ruts. Still, quite an okay time. I'm feeling comfortable. Still learning."
#9
flagLefebvre Stéphane - Moreau Gabin
"The ride height was too low. I lose some seconds with this mistake."
#14
flagØstberg Mads - Fløene Ola
"It feels a bit better. I'm sure everybody has said the conditions are difficult - and they are. It was horrible this morning and I would say horrible again this afternoon."
#7
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Jæger Anders
"We've got the suspension working a bit better. When I don't get any surprises from the car, and the grip is more constant, then I get back to my normal driving again. I'm happy with the changes we've made."
#8
flagBreen Craig - Martin Scott
"A really terrible feeling, to be honest. I'm constantly, constantly afraid of crashing. Not nice on roads like this."
#11
flagHänninen Juho - Lindström Kaj
"Quite rutted in here. We tried to raise the car before the stage but the dampers were covered in mud and we couldn't do it."
#4
flagPaddon Hayden - Marshall Sebastian
"It's okay. A bit different. The stage was a bit rutted. Today is all about keeping it smooth."
#6
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"These conditions are a bit better - you can drive and control the car. Here I have more feeling in the road."
#10
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
"I was too much afraid of the slippy places because I had a moment on the previous stage. I was just too cautious."
#2
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"Conditions really bad in there so I didn't take any risks and I'm happy with that... "
#5
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"I had a push. Not easy, there are no lines. I tried to follow Seb's lines in a couple of corners, but when I got off it was really slippery. For sure the road will be better for the cars behind."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"I tried. The first one maybe I was too defensive, but here I tried everything. It's impossible. For sure I'm going to lose time but I pushed everything I could."
SS7
#15
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"Really? Okay, it was a clean run. The conditions are different to the first loop. That's good but we still have a lot of things to improve. It's just one stage and I want more."
#9
flagLefebvre Stéphane - Moreau Gabin
"The grip was better than I expected."
#14
flagØstberg Mads - Fløene Ola
"We made quite big changes in service and it seems to be working well. We changed something on the diff and it has helped with the turn-in."
#7
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Jæger Anders
"The car feels better now. The team made some changes in service and now I have much more feeling for the grip."
#8
flagBreen Craig - Martin Scott
"Shocking. We made a couple of set-up changes but we'll make a couple more now"
#4
flagPaddon Hayden - Marshall Sebastian
"We made some set up changes in service and they have transformed the car. I'm much more comfortable. What changes? Many changes..."
#3
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
"I didn't think it was possible, but it was worse than this morning!"
#6
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"It's totally stupid to drive like this. You can't drive. It's like a lottery."
#10
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
"Horrendous. Absolutely terrible. The grip is really, really low. The car is going from side to side. It's amazing that we are here."
#2
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"The conditions are something crazy. It's difficult to understand what is happening - it's so slippery and rutted. Maybe the conditions are going to get better [for those behind]."
#5
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"A lot of standing water in the ruts. I tried to avoid most of them. A good stage, but there is no line. We are cleaning the road to benefit the guys behind."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"Terrible. Undriveable. A lot of water in the ruts now. It's really, really hard."
SS5
#9
flagLefebvre Stéphane - Moreau Gabin
"A horrible stage. I went off a bit. After that I just tried to keep the car on the road."
#7
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Jæger Anders
“Tried to push a bit, but in a right hander, very slippery, went out a little bit and hit a tree stump, rear left damage."
#4
flagPaddon Hayden - Marshall Sebastian
"The first section wasn't bad. The rain had almost stopped but then it started again and the surface was immediately more muddy and slippery. Conditions should be more consistent for all of us this afternoon."
#3
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
"Tricky. Hard to know where the grip is. More of the same, really."
#6
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"I spun. I arrived at a corner and there was no grip. When conditions are like this it is better to stay on the road. It is not very comfortable in there."
#10
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
One of his wiper blades is missing. "It broke on stage four and is a little bit distracting. We changed them from side to side so my one is working."
#2
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"I stalled on the start line. The engine was weak on the start. What can we do?"
#5
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"Yeah, it was better. I was quite committed apart from one or two corners when I got the braking wrong. Otherwise I pushed hard in places where I knew I would only go off into fields."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"It's still quick here even if it's wet. A difficult morning for everyone I think but I expect the second loop will be harder. First on the road has been not such a bad position to be in, but it's still not been an easy morning."
SS4
#14
flagØstberg Mads - Fløene Ola
"We try things [on the car] but it doesn't seem to change a lot."
#7
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Jæger Anders
"Yes, I saw a wheel was damaged - not in the right direction. For me it was very difficult stage. We made a very good set up for the dry but it looks like it isn't working in the wet."
#11
flagHänninen Juho - Lindström Kaj
"A bit frustrating when you see the times of the top guys. I tried, but I'm losing quite a lot."
#4
flagPaddon Hayden - Marshall Sebastian
"It's getting more slippery with every single car. You can't fight physics. Full credit to Esapekka behind, he's doing a better job than we are here."
#8
flagBreen Craig - Martin Scott
"I have front-wheel-drive. It's an absolute disaster."
#3
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
"Tough for us. We have to keep doing what we can. It's really risky for us, we have okay grip at one point and then nothing. It's hard to know how much to commit."
#6
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"For me it's difficult to go fast because the grip is not consistent and I don't like that. This stage was a little more constant. A tricky rally for the moment, but I'm still on the road so I'm happy."
#10
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
"I have a good feeling with the car. The conditions are difficult. Some sections good grip, some sections slippery. You have to think ahead."
#5
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
" There are places I can be faster but at the moment I don't need to. I don't want to make any stupid mistakes."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"This is all about daring to take risks. I'm happy with my drive but it's hard to be on the limit."
SS3
#15
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"This time the driving was good, I can be happy with that. I know where I can go faster. I think the stages are getting more and more muddy. A lot of wheel spin."
#9
flagLefebvre Stéphane - Moreau Gabin
"I didn't take any risks in here and the time is not so bad."
#14
flagØstberg Mads - Fløene Ola
"The rain is increasing a lot now. It's very difficult with water in the lines and mud everywhere. Like on Tarmac, there is no grip left."
#7
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Jæger Anders
"I find it very hard. The car is understeering in some corners and oversteering in others."
#12
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"A small error with the pace note reading. Janne jumped one line and I didn't know where to go for a moment. It's okay - we are still here."
#11
flagHänninen Juho - Lindström Kaj
"This was better than the first one, but it's still difficult to guess what the grip will be like in any corner."
#4
flagPaddon Hayden - Marshall Sebastian
"I'm struggling for any confidence. You can't read the grip levels here. I'm not doing a very good job in these conditions."
#8
flagBreen Craig - Martin Scott
"Really hard for us. I was surprised at the amount of grip in the first half but in the second half, when the road turns black, I was getting caught out in the mud."
#6
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"I don't have mechanical feeling when it is so wet and muddy. I'm trying all I can."
#10
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
"That's surprising because I didn't think I was driving so well. The grip is changing so much!"
#2
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"It went a bit better than the first stage. A bit of a better feeling but still tricky."
#5
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"Much more grip than I expected on the first part and less at the end. I struggled to find a good rhythm. I was too slow at the start."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
" It's going to be a long day I think. A lot of grip changes and the road is hard to read. You cannot be on the limit. At the end I was too careful."
SS2
#35
flagGreensmith Gus - Parry Craig
"I've never seen conditions like this!"
#34
flagVeiby Ole Christian - Skjærmoen Stig Rune
“Very slippery, but I think I had a good run and I’m happy!”
#31
flagTidemand Pontus - Andersson Jonas
"A clean run, but it's difficult to judge how this time will match up. Still, we are here and that's the important thing!"
#15
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"I stalled the engine in the first junction. The rest of the stage was better. I enjoy the car but I need to improve my driving and avoid mistakes."
#9
flagLefebvre Stéphane - Moreau Gabin
"Everything is okay. I touched one bale on the front right, but I think it's okay."
#14
flagØstberg Mads - Fløene Ola
"It's horrible."
#7
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Jæger Anders
"Very, very hard. So slippery - especially under braking."
#12
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"The car is like a boat - I'm just sailing and hoping. I have to be cautious, put it a lot sideways and try to survice."
#4
flagPaddon Hayden - Marshall Sebastian
"It's like driving on ice, there is no grip at all. We have no chance with our road position"
#8
flagBreen Craig - Martin Scott
"It feels like two-wheel-drive. Something is broken in the transmission."
#3
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
"A few mistakes here and there but generally it's just impossible to drive."
#6
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"I missed the first junction after the start & lost time. I don't have a lot of confidence in these conditions."
#2
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"It's getting very muddy and I missed a bit one junction on the tarmac - I went straight on."
#5
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"So many surprises! The braking is so slippy, I went against the bank a coupe of times. There's no grip at all. It will be difficult for the guys behind."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"It's tricky, really slippery in some sections. The same for all of us though. We expected these conditions. The grip is low."
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